COVID enforcement results in 59 citations and 3 arrests over Labor Day weekend

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Officers over the Labor Day weekend took a number of enforcement actions with the goal of seeing the declining trend of COVID-19 cases in Nashville continue. There were 4 parties and events stopped, 59 citations issued, and 3 arrests made over the weekend.

On Friday night downtown, officers issued 12 citations to persons who failed to comply with the Health Department’s mask order (an estimated 2,500 persons were reminded of the requirement by either officers or Public Safety Ambassadors). 

Also Friday night, officers and members of the Health Department responded to reports of a large house party in the 3700 block of West End Avenue.  The person giving the party was cited and agreed to shut it down.

On Saturday night downtown, officers issued 29 citations and made one physical arrest concerning persons not complying with the Health Department’s mask order (an estimated 4,200 persons were reminded of the requirement by either officers or Public Safety Ambassadors). 

After midnight, officers responded to Panobes Bar on Rivergate Parkway to investigate a complaint about a large party.  Upon arrival, officers found an estimated 300 to 500 people gathered for a special event, most not wearing masks.  The party was shut down and the manager of the business was issued a state misdemeanor citation. 

Also after midnight, officers were sent to investigate a report of Health Department violations occurring at Ambrosia Hookah Bar on Ewing Drive.  As officers arrived, they found 50 to 75 people, most without masks, quickly leaving.  The owner of the business was issued a state misdemeanor citation.  In addition, East Precinct officers early Saturday noticed an unusual number of cars parked on side streets just off Main Street.  Follow up led them to the 700 block of Main Street where an estimated 500 people had gathered.  The owner of the building said he rented it to a California-based company for an art exhibition.  No representative of the company could be located.  The building owner was issued a state misdemeanor citation for violation of Health Department orders.

Five operators of “transpotainment” vehicles were cited Saturday for operating in violation of Health Department guidelines.  Four of the operators were from Honky Tonk Party vehicles.  The fifth was from the Big Green Tractor.

On Sunday night downtown, officers issued 11 citations and made 2 physical arrests regarding non-compliance with the Health Department’s mask order (an estimated 2,300 persons were reminded of the requirement by either officers or Public Safety Ambassadors).  Also Sunday night, the operator of the Ultimate Party Bus “transpotainment” vehicle was cited for operating in violation of Health Department guidelines.

No citations were issued on Monday downtown, as persons were in compliance with the Health Department’s mask order or quickly complied when reminded.  An estimated 600 persons were reminded of the requirement by officers or Public Safety Ambassadors.


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  1. Johnny Efectivo

    Mayor Mini Cooper continues to annihilate Nashville’s economy for political purposes. Then, he raises property taxes 37 so no Metro employee misses a paycheck. He is as Marxist and his brother, Jim Cooper.

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